Thursday, February 25, 2010

Discovery Gateway Childrens musuem

Griffin (our helicopter pilot) is waiting for his passengers to board

Jolene is trying to keep up with the tellaprompter in reporting the news

Owen spent most of his time in the water playing "fish"
Addison plays "peek-a-boo" in the bird house which is just her size.
Our only regret with this great activity was that Shawnee wasn't working there anymore to show us around and Jennifer's kids were sick and Erik's couldn't make it.
But thanks to Matt for braving the activity alone with Owen and Olivia because Irene had to work late that night.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Chinese New Year...The year of the tiger

Saturday; Jolene's family and Scott and I; went to the University of Utah and experienced their free 3rd Saturday activities. This week it was all about the year of the tiger and the Chinese New Year. The kids went on a treasure hunt throughout the museum finding different animals that make up the Chinese New Year over previous years; (like rooster, snake, goat, dog etc.) All of these were in paintings or sculptures in the various rooms of the museum.
They also colored lanterns; and made hats. Here Jolene and Devin are making a hat for Addison.

Brianne and Griffin show off their hats.

There was live entertainment; like this dragon weaving thoughout the crowd as well as musicians and dancers (all Chinese of course)

It was a very fun activity that we had never experienced before. So just remember that on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the University of Utah Fine Arts building; there will be a different FREE activity going on. First come; first serve. (But they can handle LOTS of people)

Friday, February 19, 2010

More activities with the Senate

Last Thursday night all the Senators went to dinner together at an Italian restaurant in Salt Lake City called Buca Di Beppo. Look who I happen to run into!

Yesterday; Thursday; some of the legislative wives went to the Utah Food Bank and volunteered. We divided food items into smaller boxes to be shipped out to the various pick up spots throughout Utah.

Activities like these help us to become closer friends as well as doing good for the community.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Utah Snowflakes!

Last week; Scott and I got to pose in the Utah "snowflakes". These are used to make commercials promoting Utah's greatest snow on earth. I have seen some of these commercials and they are hillarious! So the travel people came to the capitol and we got to be "snowflakes". (could be next year's Christmas card)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Another great family night!

Cameron and Kate wearing their 3-D glasses for the "moon" movie.

Hannah and Brianne "standing" on the moon. (I guess they don't need the bulky space suits.)

All the kids really enjoyed watching the balls go around in this maze.

Kelli gets a "hair raising" experience.
Thanks to the people at the Clark Planetarium for another great family night!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Scott gets a very importnat interview!

Pretty cool when the Travelocity Gnome takes time out of his busy schedule (like singing with the Tabernacle Choir) to interview Scott!

Friday, February 5, 2010

A Legislative Night at the Living Planet Aquarium

We all went to "family night"at the Aquarium last night. The kids had a great time looking at all the fish.
Brianne loved sitting on the frog for a picture.

A picture is a canoe is always fun too.

By far the favorite thing is touching the sting-rays. Everyone was soaked after "petting" them.